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How To Be A Friend To Migrating Birds This Season

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Madelyn Beck
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Mountain West News Bureau

Spring bird migration is underway and will continue in the Mountain West for the next few months. 

If you want to help them on that long journey, researchers suggest keeping cats indoors and turning off outside lights at night. You can also put out food or bird baths. But make sure your area hasn’t had any bird salmonella outbreaks before you do. Otherwise, you could help that deadly disease spread.

This story was produced by the Mountain West News Bureau, a collaboration between Wyoming Public Media, Boise State Public Radio in Idaho, KUNR in Nevada, the O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West in Montana, KUNC in Colorado, KUNM in New Mexico, with support from affiliate stations across the region. Funding for the Mountain West News Bureau is provided in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.